Position – Full Back
DOB – 4/5/1979
Debut v Susies Salon – Jul 2000
Nicknames – Wellsy, Ginger Badger
Matt made his debut along with Rob Sterry in the drug-filled Amsterdam trip of 2000, and holds an unwanted club record as he went over 130 games before scoring his first goal, finally breaking that duck at West Ham in 2008. Voted most improved player three times, Matt also served as club treasurer for a number of years and accepted the poisoned chalice of organising the club’s fixtures from 2009-12, maintaining the club’s proud run of completing 20 league fixtures in each of his three seasons in the role. As a result of his efforts, Matt was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 2009. If we can just stop him wearing his big ginger sweater into the showers after playing, we’d be onto a right winner.
Matt’s Q and A
Describe yourself in a sentence
Statistically better than Paul Watt, actually worse than Paul Mayo.
What was the first WFC game you went to and what can you remember about it?
It was early-mid 80’s, I was about 6/7 and we beat “a team in red” 2-0, I was sat in the East Stand.
Finest ever WFC memory
Wembley 99, Nicky Wright
Worst away trip and why
Hull on the fun bus, both WIFC and WFC getting absolutely destroyed on the same day.
WIFC playing highlight
Inter Milan away
Favourite WIFC moment
The talc incident..
All-time favourite Watford player
All-time favourite Watford XI (not the best players – your favourites)
David James, Nigel Gibbs, Colin Foster, Filipo Galli, Paul Robinson, Stuart Slater, Richard Johnson, Craig Ramage, Nordin Wooter, Heidar Helguson, Kevin Phillips
Red shorts or black?
Which actor would play you in ‘WIFC – The Movie’
Not many ginger actors about – I refuse to watch Harry Potter so that bloke’s out, resorting to google images…Simon Pegg will do.